Recording Industry (Audio Production and Electronic Music), Tenure-Track Faculty
MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#145120) at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Audio Production and Electronic Music. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024.
The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will include teaching selected courses from the electronic music production track at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These courses teach in-depth theory and applications of technologies such as sound synthesis, MIDI, and digital audio. Courses are taught in the department’s computer labs equipped with Mac computers, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and multiple hardware and software MIDI instruments. Other responsibilities may include teaching courses in the audio production curriculum (studio recording, live sound, and sound for picture), depending on the successful candidate's area of specialization(s).
The Department of Recording Industry, celebrating its 50th anniversary, has over 1,300 students and 30 faculty. Alumni work in multiple areas of the industry. To learn more about our department, please visit https://mtsu.edu/recording-industry/index.php.
A terminal degree in recording industry or a closely related field is required by the appointment date. A master’s degree in recording industry or a closely related field with five (5) years or a bachelor's degree in recording industry or a closely related field with ten (10) years of commercial experience in the music and recording industry may be considered in lieu of a terminal degree.
Applicants with the following will receive special consideration.
- Higher education teaching experience in electronic music production in a computer lab and/or recording studio.
- Recording industry accomplishments as a professional in commercial styles (studio or live).
- Skills in controllerism, virtual film scoring, modular synthesizer programming, sampling, Max/MSP programming, and related areas.
Documents Needed to Apply
To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal.
Special Instruction to Applicants
For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at https://mtsu.edu/facultyrecruitment/.
If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Joseph Akins at Joseph.Akins@mtsu.edu.
MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:
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- Sick Leave
- Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
- 13 paid University holidays
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement plans
- Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
- Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.
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Application Review Date: 11/09/2023